The Ledge, which features an outspoken atheist lead, played in 50 territories around the world, including Indonesia and Turkey. At the time of its release in Indonesia, Alexander Aan was being prosecuted under the country's blasphemy laws for saying he did not believe in God on Facebook and was later sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In Turkey, where the film was also playing, internationally known classical pianist Fazil Say (who often plays with the New York Philharmonic) was being prosecuted for "insulting Islam,' and was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for 5 years, essentially gagging him. (The sentence was overturned two years later). Regular audience members and associates of the accused in both countries contacted the director to ask for his support.
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